Broward weighs how to handle double-dipping at Weston school

There are 32 comments on the articles.sun-sentinel.com story from Jun 22, 2013, titled Broward weighs how to handle double-dipping at Weston school. In it, articles.sun-sentinel.com reports that:

The Broward County school district is contemplating what to do with 13 teachers in Weston after an internal audit found they were being paid to run after-school clubs while still on the clock.

But Charlotte Greenbarg, of the audit committee, was dissatisfied. "That response doesn't tell me there's an understanding of the seriousness of the situation," she said. "This is crucial. We have to make sure it doesn't happen again." Greenbarg also wondered whether teachers would be required to pay back their extra money. A call to the Broward Teachers Union was not returned.

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Cam

Atlanta, GA

#1 Jun 22, 2013
This article is very interesting, I wonder what everyone's thoughts on this are.
Silvia

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#2 Jun 22, 2013
WOW can't believe it, I thought that Mrs. DeVaughn was honest. She promised us that everything was right that there was no problems and that nobody would get in trouble and look "will remind the teachers" she allowed us to do it and supported us and actually encourage us.
Claudia

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#3 Jun 22, 2013
wonder if the teachers will still stand by her? or are the teachers FINALLY going to talk and state the TRUTH? the same way that the PTA should STATE the TRUTH and let EVERYBODY know how corrupt Mrs. Devaughn is with Jaime Vital
Maria

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#4 Jun 22, 2013
So sad, I guess it was true. The media was not lying the way Mrs. Devaughn told us that everything was ok that everybody was cleared. I am so sad but I am also VERY angry. I spend so much time volunteering and now I know the truth.I am so sorry I believed her, I hope that she loses her license before the teachers.
Bea

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#5 Jun 22, 2013
Shocking, I cant believe it. I paid for the FCAT camps, so it was true what the other parents said. She is corrupt now I wonder if it is true about the science FCAT cheating? since the school police covered it up
Carolina

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#6 Jun 22, 2013
REALLY, I can't believe it. When I read the news paper today I felt sick to my stomach. I fought for the teachers and went against the people that where complaining but they are right they stated the truth. Why did Mrs Devaughn lie? did she really benefit with our money? so she really stole money from the children? I hope they take her out. If she has any decency she should leave the school and take "her team of corrupt teachers"
IN MY OPINION

Atlanta, GA

#7 Jun 22, 2013
I feel strongly that this school could benefit from stronger leadership in terms of the principal. I am a proponent of the district placing a seasoned strong, ethical principal at Manatee Bay Elementary beginning this August 2013. I have read through the audit and the newspaper articles. I do not think that the PTA or any of the teachers unilaterally decided to engage in any of these alleged wrongdoings without the consent and encouragement of the administration, namely the principal. I would strongly encourage those PTA members and teachers to put in writing exactly what they were told by the principal regarding working for Club 205 and being compensated. Personally, I don't blame any of the PTA members or the teachers. If someone's boss is telling them that it is okay to do something , why would they question it. Unfortunately in this instance, my opinion is that the principal allowed them to go ahead with these activities knowing that it was not correct. I am guessing that it is no coincidence that she did not put in writing any of the information and consent that she verbally gave to these people. If I were in their shoes I would now see that things were not put in writing for a reason. The reason should be very obvious now . Is the principal admitting to the district that she gave the teachers and PTA the okay to engage in these activities. Somehow I doubt it. According to the principal's corrective plan of action , she had no knowledge of any of this going on. I hate to say it, but she sold you out folks, it is time to stand up and speak the truth.
Rocio

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#8 Jun 22, 2013
Shame on her and the teachers. They have the code of ethics that they know, all should lose their license and jobs.
Lisa

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#9 Jun 22, 2013
DISGUSTING,who are the 13 teachers? I want to find out. I seriously think that I want my kids OUT of Manatee Bay. Is not the example I want my children to have
Nicole

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#10 Jun 22, 2013
So it was true. Can't believe Mrs. Devaughn lied to all of us. The teachers, the PTA and the parents. I am SO sorry I believed her
Sue

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#11 Jun 23, 2013
I HOPE THEY PROSECUTE, WE GAVE OUR MONEY TO SOME CORRUPT PEOPLE THAT WE TRUSTED WITH OUR CHILDREN,AND ALL THEY DID WAS TO VIOLATE THE "LAW" AND THE PRINCIPAL NOW SAYS THAT "SHE WILL REMIND THE TEACHERS" I SAW HER IN THE SCHOOL AFTER 2:05P WHEN THE CLUBS STARTED MY KIDS WENT TO KARATE AND MUSIC THEY ALSO WENT TO FCAT CAMP AND SHE WAS THERE, WHY DIDN'T SHE REMIND THE TEACHERS THEN? CAN WE REQUEST OUR MONEY BACK. MRS McLANE THE ONE THAT RAN THE FCAT CAMP HAS BEEN THERE FOR AGES AND SO HAS MRS. VITAL. I HOPE THE SUPERINTENDENT FIRES EVERYBODY INVOLVED.
Linda

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#12 Jun 23, 2013
I don't feel sorry for the teachers. They knew what they were getting themselves into. Yes the PRINCIPAL should had ruled by example but she is corrupt. I am so glad I left Manatee Bay
Kate

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#13 Jun 23, 2013
Now I wonder who has to bite their tongue now? when we stated the TRUTH and NOBODY believed us, they falsely accused us and look down at us, but the TRUTH IS THE TRUTH. Wonder what Suzzy, Julie, and ALL the teachers think now? ARE THEY STILL DEFENDING HER? SHE IS A THIEF AND A LIAR AND EVERYBODY THAT DOUBTED US SHOULD APOLOGIZED WE WHERE LOOKING OUT FOR YOUR KIDS.
Sharon

United States

#14 Jun 23, 2013
I asked Mrs. Devaughn after channel 7 air it and she promised me that it was a lie. Her eyes water and she said "I would never allow teachers to do something like that" how can she still be in our school? We should request to have her removed. How can we start a petition?
Melissa

Atlanta, GA

#15 Jun 23, 2013
Sharon wrote:
I asked Mrs. Devaughn after channel 7 air it and she promised me that it was a lie. Her eyes water and she said "I would never allow teachers to do something like that" how can she still be in our school? We should request to have her removed. How can we start a petition?
"Thou Shalt Not Lie"

Could it be that she is a liar??????????

I thought Christians are not supposed to lie?

Isn't one of the ten commandments " Thou shalt not lie", or some variation of that phrase?

"Money is the root of all evil."

" The truth always comes out in the end."

"Honesty is the best policy."

" Everything comes out in the wash."

"The truth shall set you free."

"A rose is a rose is a rose, that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet"
and therefore, " A liar is a liar is a liar, that which we call a liar by any other name would still stink."
Laurie

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#16 Jun 23, 2013
I am so sorry I didn't believe Bina, she stated the truth. Who has her phone number I want to contact her and apologize to her. WOW she stood for the truth shame on all of us for trusting a corrupt principal and attacking an honest caring single mom.
Lyrics

Atlanta, GA

#17 Jun 23, 2013
"Honesty is such a lonely word
Everyone is so untrue
Honesty is hardly ever heard
And Mostly what I need from you."
- Billy Joel
Irena

Atlanta, GA

#18 Jun 23, 2013
Laurie wrote:
I am so sorry I didn't believe Bina, she stated the truth. Who has her phone number I want to contact her and apologize to her. WOW she stood for the truth shame on all of us for trusting a corrupt principal and attacking an honest caring single mom.
In my opinion, they made a scapegoat out of this poor woman. They found her to be a target and focused right in on her in an attempt to divert attention from the real issues at hand.
Historically this has occurred all over the world. Rulers have made scapegoats out of certain people and groups and systematically tortured and exploited them for no reason. Shameful is the word that comes to mind.
Diana

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#19 Jun 23, 2013
How can the person posting as lyrics make fun of such a serious situation? The PTA is closed do you have kids? do you want your kids to be with people like Devaughn? are you one of the corrupt members? is sad that we trusted, send money and teachers, principal and PTA stole from our kids. Shame on you. PTA national is now investigating and considering multiple changes because of Manatee Bay stealing so much money and endangering the kids by not providing clearance to vendors.
Patricia

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#20 Jun 23, 2013
Is true everybody attacked her and they really treated her and her son very poorly. It is a shame that we all believed Devaughn and we never gave Bina an opportunity, not even to listen to her. We all judged her without having any valid reason except to believe the principal, that was the source that we trusted. We all make mistakes but we made a HUGE mistake by believing a corrupt principal and not standing by the parent. At the end Bina's only concern was for our school and our children. If she reads the blogs I AM SORRY BINA YOU STATED THE TRUTH AND WE SHOULD HAD LISTEN TO YOU. I HOPE YOU COME BACK TO MANATEE BAY BECAUSE WE NEED HONEST PARENTS LIKE YOU TO SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL.

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